Geography

Vision

We believe that Geography helps to provoke inquiry and provide answers to questions about natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as fostering an emotional connection to places so that they can better understand their place and position in it. 

The Geography curriculum is underpinned by three main concepts: Place; Scale; Space. Once these aspects are connected and understood, children can begin to form opinions built upon reasoned facts and begin to think critically about the world they live in and the world they want to build. Our curriculum uses the concrete and local to connect with and understand the abstract and global. Questions play an integral role in the development of learning as it enables pupils to express and teachers to identify misunderstandings and to also probe their thinking.

 

G.I.F.T

At Moss Hall, we develop children’s sense of connection and empathy to the world by including:

  • Graphicacy - an interpretation of images, maps and spatial thinking
  • Interaction - how conditions and processes explain features, distribution patterns and changes over time and space
  • Familiar - a return to the familiar to extend and consolidate the abstract concept
  • Truth - telling the story of the place

 

 

Sources & Fieldwork

At Moss Hall we use the following sources:

  • reading to learn
  • atlases
  • ordnance survey maps
  • census data
  • data gathered from the local environment

 

 

 

Physical & Human Geography

At Moss Hall, we break learning down explicitly into human and physical concepts.

 

 

 

 

Assessment 

At Moss Hall, we assess using a range of criteria, such as:

  • interpreting images
  • giving reasoned arguments for opinions
  • spatial thinking and map making
  • interpretation and presentation of data
  • explanation of how processes interact
  • description of a place and what it is like

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

 

School / Our local geography

London and other cities

 

Weather in the UK

 

Year 2

Finchley

 

World (climate and weather link)

   

Sustainability & recycling

Year 3

 

London (Hampstead Heath)

 

Japan

 

Caribbean

Year 4

 

Extreme Earth

Italy

   

Blue Planet

Year 5

   

Antarctica

 

Rivers in the UK

The Amazon Rainforest

Year 6

 

Galapagos Islands

   

UK vs USA

Race Around the UK